Supercharge Your Squarespace

Squarespace makes it easy to build a beautiful website. You know that. You did it.
Why not go beyond beauty? Make it sleek. Make it gorgeous. Make it sexy.

There are amazing people going beyond beauty and beyond the templates all across the Internet. Luckily for the Squarespace community, they are sharing the details of their designs, and you can find some of the very best below!  


Silva Bokis

Template Finder

Template choice is no secret. You can find it right in the Page Source code. Sound difficult? It's not and Silva Bokis makes it easy with a tutorial and searchable database.

Tracking Form Submissions

Ever wonder if your form is working? Silva has you covered. Find out how to easily track Squarespace form submissions in Google Analytics.


Hananiah Wilson

A graphic designer and owner of Hanoona Media, Hananiah has dropped some great and simple code snippets to spice up your blog.

Drop Cap Intro

Start with a bang! Use Hananiah's code and tutorial to highlight sections of text and a drop cap intro. (Shout out to DJ Khalid, star of Snapchat and the hiphop game, and @patrickswong for creating khalidipsum.com - dummy text inspired by the rapper.)

You see the hedges, how I got it shaped up? It’s important to shape up your hedges, it’s like getting a haircut, stay fresh. They will try to close the door on you, just open it. Life is what you make it, so let’s make it. To be successful you’ve got to work hard, to make history, simple, you’ve got to make it. The key to more success is to have a lot of pillows. Learning is cool, but knowing is better, and I know the key to success. The ladies always say Khaled you smell good, I use no cologne. Cocoa butter is the key.

Pull quote

Continue the slick magazine design with this code to highlight a quote or other text.

"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow."
- Woodrow Wilson

Squareplugins

One of the best resources to upgrade the design of your Squarespace website. Explore the colorful grid of available plugins for free or purchase. Well worth the look!

Freebies

Indulge in the Freebies section. You can find code to add a margin around the outside of your website, or hide the announcement bar icon, so no one thinks to close it.

Countdown timer

A sleek and modern version of one of the early relics of MySpace website design. Squareplugins offer a free plugin every month and the countdown timer is the most recent addition. Plus, you'll always want to be checking back for more!


Muno Space

Muno Creative blasted off with a new focus on sharing tips, tricks and tutorials for making the most of the Squarespace platform. They call it Muno Space. Plus, they are official Squarespace Specialists!

Inline tweeting

Boost your social media by offering your visitors the ability to share your words on Twitter with a few clicks: @@Sending a tweet from Squarespace has never been easier.@@


Rotating testimonials/quotes

Who doesn't want to humble brag a bit? Muno Space makes it easier to smoothly transition between endorsements or testimonials with this code and tutorial. 

  • Special Thanks to @danscharch for his fantastic work on my brand new website. Check it out: http://www.aatifnawaz.com . Go on.
    — Aatif Nawaz
  • Swanky on Squarespace thanks to Dan Scharch of Left Coast Websites! Check out my new domain here :) www.allisonstrong.com!
    — Allison Strong
  • I'm a fan and can personally endorse @danscharch & his website skills. Need a new website? Dan's your man. Trust me.
    — Ruby Veridiano
  • Cannot give a higher recommendation to @danscharch and his company Left Coast Designs. Did an excellent job!
    — Dee Raz

Brian Carroll

Learn the Developer platform

If you want more than the template design, Squarespace offers the Developer Platform, where you can dive into the code side of the platform. As Squarespace says, the Developer Platform "gives you full control over your site's HTML, CSS, and JavaScript while providing you with a JSON API to output content from the CMS."

See the Developer Platform website here or Squarespace Template Developer Brian Carroll's tutorial on getting started.


If you've been able to upgrade your website at all with this article, @@please let me know!@@ 

And if you're eager for more, check out my original compilation of tips and tricks here!